Ayr 1st XV secured a massive road win this afternoon at Boroughmuir in a game that hung in the balance from start to finish. Despite trailing at half-time Ayr set up their stall defensively after the break and held the host scoreless to win 16-22.

A harsh wind plagued proceedings resulting in an unsavory error count but Head Coch Stuart Fenwick is proud of how his men dogged out a result: "It wasn't pretty, but it was a bonus-point win away from home, so we will take the positives from that."It is a tough place to win in a very unknown league but the young boys involved showed character to get a result in a game that could have gone either way".The hosts drew first blood with a routine penalty kick four minutes in but Ayr were first to cross the whitewash. Fly-half Andy Morrison floated through an illusive tackle to trot up the field before drawing the last man and finding Harry Lynch with a one-handed offload. The centre, who was at the heart of the majority of Ayr's go-forward in the fixture, cantered clear.Boroughmuir's 14 answered back with two scores of his own to take a controlling 13-5 lead after just 20 minutes. They managed to stretch their lead seven minutes later with a penalty.Those 16 points were to be their only of the game, and Ayr mounted a charge with the half coming to a close.Ayr's control was generated from the set-piece. The scrum punished Boroughmuir and Stuart Collier had the line-out orchestrating superbly.Zac Howard was to be the next scorer when the ball was shipped wide for the winger to dive clear through contact.Half-Time: Boroughmuir Rugby 16-10 Ayr RFC.The next score came from a Boroughuir mishap. A dropped ball at the back of their scrum allowed Matt Donaldson to pounce and dive clear unscathed. Jamie Bova nailed the conversion to take a 16-17 lead.The final score of the match came through James Pinkerton. The crafty back started the play with a slicing run through the defence towards the try-line. The ball was then shipped wide to the forwards before coming back for Pinkerton to dot down out wide.Full-Time: Boroughmuir 16-22 Ayr RFC.Stuart Collier was named Slaters Menswear Man of the Match.